Trekking Rwenzori Mountains
Trekking Rwenzori Mountains
On arrival at Entebbe International
Airport, your safari guide will meet you
and transfer you to your hotel in
Overnight at Africana Hotel or Similar
Drive from Kampala to Ibanda (near the
trail head) and stay overnight. Evening
briefing, distribution of food loads and
Overnight at Ibanda, Tour holiday Inn
Drive from Ibanda to Nyakalengija road
head (1900m). Register with Uganda
Wildlife Authority, listen to briefs and
arrange porter loads. Walk from the
trail head up the Mubuku river system to
Nyabitaba Hut (2650m) 3-4 hours walk.
Look for fresh forest elephant trails,
listen to the magic of the tumbling
rivers and watch for monkeys and
Descend the ridge to the Mubuku River
then climb through bamboo forest toward
John Matte Hut (3380m). The trail is
steep and challenging ascending along
the north side of the Bujuku river
through giant heather forest (6-7
Trek from John Matte Hut (3380m) to
Bujuku Hut (3977m). We encounter the
first of notorious bogs for which the
Uganda approach to the peaks is famous.
Traverse around Bigo Bog and Lake Bujuku.
Look for the Everlasting Flower (known
to remain on the plants for 40-years)
and giant lobelias.
Bujuku Hut to Elena Hut (4580m). Climb
steeply from Lake Bujuku to Abruzzi’s
camp and then on to Elena Hut near the
foot of the Mt. Stanley Plateau.
From the valley floor, screen slopes
heavily populated with giant lobelias
give way to polished slabs of rock and
short wall climbs lead to Elena Hut
(2.1/2 hours). Sleeping space is tight.
Elena Hut to Margherita peak (5109m)
then down to Kitandara Hut (4027m).
Early morning traverse of the Elena
glacier to the Stanley Plateau where
crampons will be required. Cross this in
a NW direction and follow the Margherita
glacier to the cool and to choose a
route to the summit. Descend to
Kitandara Hut for a comfortable night.
Kitandara Hut (4027m) to Guy Yeoman Hut
(3450m) Climb steeply to the Freshfied
pass (4280m) then down follow open
ridges to the spectacular Bujongolo rock
shelter. Enjoy dozens of waterfalls of
the upper Mubuku river system en route
to Guy Yeoman hut.
Guy Yeoman Hut to Nyabitaba hut. Drop
very steeply alongside the Mubuku river,
past Kichuchu (another rock shelter) and
join our original route near the
confluence of the Bujuku river (3 and
Nyabitaba Hut to the Nyakalengija road
head (2-hours). Descend steeply off the
ridge and notice enter the warm
rainforest. Look for the tropical forest
birds and monkeys. Drive directly back
to Kampala arriving in the early
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revision without prior notice owing to
currency, tax, levy and seasonal
fluctuations . We also offer hotel, car
rental and flights bookings which we can
organise for you with your tour enquiry.
Package Includes :-
Package Excludes :-
-Transport inclusive of fuel.
-Service of an English speaking
-Park Fees/ Permits where
-Accommodation based on
-Extras i.e Laundry, telephone
calls, drinks etc
-Tips to driver guides and
-Air transport and applicable